Originally published December 2017
It’s easy to look around and feel like everyone has it better than you. It’s easy to look at what they have and think ” I wish my life looked like that.” It’s easy to scroll through the feed and feel inadequate because you don’t measure up to someone else’s perfectly curated Instagrammed life. It’s easy to compare your relationship to the optics another couple exudes out in public. It’s easy to get distracted with something new and shiny.
This is known as the ‘grass is greener mentality’, wanting what you don’t have and forgetting about what’s right in front of you.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
It takes commitment to get up every day and recommit to your values. It takes consistency to make progress on your goals. It takes focus to not get distracted by the next thing or the shiny new opportunity. It takes effort to do the work required to make progress and get the most out of your work, your relationships, or your body. It takes self-love to know how you deserve to feel.
Imagine if you let go of all the anxiety that comparison brings and instead focused on what was right in front of you. Imagine if you rolled up your sleeves and did the work required to make progress or to move the needle somewhere you feel like you aren’t getting enough.
The grass isn’t greener over there.
The grass is greenest where you water it.